Friday, May 13, 2011
We Have A Winner!
Congratulations to need2read for her brilliant success, naming all the dragons in the Maiden and Dragon contest! The interesting thing to note is that not all of her answers were the same as mine . . . yet all her answers were correct! Here is my list of Maidens and Dragons:
1. Princess Cimorene—Kazul (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles)
2. Princess Adelina—Vollys (Two Princess of Bamarre)
3. Mulan—Mushu (Mulan)
4. Lady Sibyl—Errol (Guards! Guards!)
5. Lessa—Ramoth ( Dragonflight)
6. Una—The Dragon of Errour (Faerie Queen) OR . . . the Dragon King/Death-in-Life/Father of Dragons from my own book, Heartless! Tricky, that one . . .
7. Aerin—Maur (The Hero and the Crown)
8. Alice—Jabberwocky (Alice in Wonderland)
9. Kara—Draco (Dragonheart)
10. Princess Aurora—Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
11. Kale—Gymn and Metta (DragonSpell)
12. Belinda—Custard (The Tale of Custard the Dragon)
13. Princess Fiona—Dragon (Shrek)
14. Princess Elspeth—Vermithrax Pejorative (Dragonslayer)
need2read, however, answered Brom for #4, which is correct . . . Brom is another one of her pet dragons. She also answered Flagra and Byrn for #9, which is also correct. I had to research that one, but Kara turns out to be the heroine of the Flight of the Dragon Kyn, which is definitely full of dragons!
Excellent work on all those answers, people! Yet again, I am impressed by your dragon knowledge.
need2read, if you would please email me your mailing address (firstname.lastname@example.org), I will be certain you get one of the very first copies of Veiled Rose!
Posted by Anne Elisabeth Stengl at 8:00 AM
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Congratulations, need2read! I read "The Hero and the Crown" (and "The Blue Sword") such a long time ago, I had completely forgotten all about them. This list looks like another great one to tap for reading ideas. :-)
Good job!!! I disagree though about the jaberwocky being a dragon. It's a jabberwocky. But wonderful job!
You have read Robin McKinley's The Hero and the Crown, but what do you think of her other books? Pegasus looks good, but I'm not sure about it. . .
I like a lot of Robin McKinley's books, but not all of them. I REALLY love her first novel, "Beauty" which is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. Her other Beauty and the Beast story, "Rose Daughter" is also wonderful, though very different. "Spindle's End" was interesting, but a little odd, same with "Chalice." As for "Pegasus," it looks really interesting, but from what I hear, it ends on a cliff-hanger, so I'm going to wait until the sequel is out to buy it!
Have you read any Robin McKinley?
I have read The Hero and the crown, but that is all. I have heard that they are going to make a movie out of The Two Princesses of Bamarre. Do you know anything about that? Also, have you read the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins or know anything about them?
I had heard rumor about the the Two Princesses movie but haven't found much info. on it yet. Let me know if you see something, because it would be a great movie! I didn't like how much they changed Ella Enchanted, though, so I'm a little worried . . .
I haven't read the Hunger Games, but I have heard SO many good things about them. My younger brother read them and liked them, but I don't remember if he actually REALLY liked them or not. I'll have to ask him again.
I definitely recommend "Beauty" by Robin McKinley. Such a beautiful, fun, and interesting fairy tale novel!
I also saw Ella Enchanted and was very surprised at how much they changed it (although I personally like the movie better than the book). I loved The Two Princesses of Bamarre and hope they dont't change it at all. I will let you know if I learn anything more. Gail Carson Levine just wrote a new book, A Tale of Two Castles. I haven't read it yet, but it looks very good. (I think it has a dragon in it...)
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